NIELS W. GADE (1817-1890): Erlkönigs Tochter for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 30 (First recording of German texts), 5 Gesänge for Choir, Op. 13.
Catalogue Number: 03U033
Description: “The Elf-King’s Daughter” is a dramatic cantata from 1854, based on Danish medieval ballads. It became one of Gade’s greatest successes, not only in his native Denmark but throughout Europe. Gade was especially admired in Germany, and on this album, it is not only played on period instruments for the first time but is also sung for the first time with the German text that brought the work international fame. No texts. Sophie Junker (sorpano), Ivonne Fuchs (ato), Johannes Weisser (baritone), Danish National Vocal Ensemble, Concerto Copenhagen; Lars Ulrik Mortensen.